Simply the Best
When it comes to day spas Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique is simply the best.
SIMPLY THE BEST DAY SPAThe Verdict is in and Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique is simply the best. If you haven’t already experience their wonderful spa treatments then drop everything and set a little time aside to experience “the dream” for yourself. This locally owned favorite has been open nearly 2 decades. Le Reve Organic Spa and Boutique is the 1st and only Green Certified Spa in Santa Barbara and uses only the finest in organic and biodynamically farmed skincare. This means that anyone receiving a spa treatment in this beautiful spa is also receiving simply the best that mother nature has to offer. It is no wonder that SB Seasons described Le Reve as “the natural connections between personal well being, economic sustainability and the health of our planet” in their Star for the Day Spa Experience article.
SIMPLY THE BEST OWNERThe spa owner of Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique is a chemist who graduated at the top of her class at the University of California Santa Barbara, a top 10 science school in the world. Her reputation and experience within the chemistry field in researching, designing, and testing skincare is such a benefit to guests at Le Reve. Her chemistry knowledge extends well beyond the scope of organic skincare and the breadth of knowledge which she is able to provide to visitors and industry professionals is such a wonderful resource and definitely not something readily available at most spa establishments. It is no wonder why highly acclaimed industry magazines such as Organic Day Spa Magazine choose Le Reve’s Owner as a “go-to” for organic and chemical free articles such as Clearing Air. “VOC-free paint is now readily available and basically the same price as other paint,” …, owner of Le Rêve Organic Day Spa & Boutique in Santa Barbara, California. Le Rêve’s practices also include the use of soy candles with cotton wicks and flame-free, rechargeable candles where possible._Clearing Air, Day Spa Magazine
SIMPLY THE BEST STAFFThe staff at Le Reve Organic Spa and Boutique are well known by locals for being amazing. It is no wonder that their reviews amongst locals and online are fabulous. The spa has even shown up in a few destination spots for travelers and popular travel blogs such as Travels with Hian where Hian included the their accounts of relaxing massages received. Travels with Hian
Debby L. “Thank you for hosting our bachelorette spa day 😉 We had so much fun. From the luxurious bubbly champagne and Ferrero Rocher to the much needed massage,…”
Alison H. “Excellent relaxing experience and I never wanted to leave. They penciled in my mini facial on the day before I was getting back on a plane to Boston and…”Shari B. “I have gone now a few times and they are so wonderful! Thea is amazing! Always so attentive to my needs… Feeling so much better after my amazing message…”
SIMPLY THE BEST COMMUNITYAs a locally owned business in Santa Barbara, Le Reve is a proud contributor to the community. Le Reve prides itself on their ability to contribute to non profits as The Fund for Santa Barbara, The Organic Soup Kitchen, the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, Jodi’s House Brain Injury Support Center, St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, and many of our local schools so they may continue to provide the wonderful services they do!
SIMPLY THE BEST FANS
Le Reve is a frequenter of Santa Barbara Wedding Resource Guide_Santa Barbara Independent
Le Reve Spa and Boutique._Santa Barbara Health Resources, Points of Health
Must Dos _By Santa Barbara Magazine
My Goodness Gracious _A Daily Source of Goodness for Mind Body and Spirit
Le Reve – If you love lavender as much as I do, you’ll want to visit Le Reve (The Dream) for an aromatherapy massage or body wrap. Conveniently located downtown, this spa only uses Jurlique products, which have plant-based and herbal ingredients such as lavender. _By Melissa Mellott, M.Ed., Spa Health Writer & Esthetician www.santabarbara.com
Le Reve is a the first green-certified health and beauty spa in Santa Barbara. Conveniently located downtown, Le Reve is the perfect place to go for a little pampering, whether you’re looking to get away for the day or just an hour. It’s a great destinations for couples and groups, too. Popular treatments include facials, massages and waxing but they have a full menu of options to delight you from head to toe. They also have a boutique stocked with indulgent treats and gift ideas. Parking is available in nearby city lots, and some of the area’s best restaurants are within easy walking distance. ((805) 564-2977)_By USA Today Top 10 Best Travel and Destination
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Happy Thanksgiving Day Santa Barbara
Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique would like to wish you a healthy and happy Thanksgiving Day Santa Barbara!
We hope that you enjoy this wonderful holiday with family and friends. While Le Reve is closed on Thanksgiving Day we will reopen on the following day, November 25th 2016 for our regular business hours.
Le Reve Spa & Boutique Hours of Operation: 10 – 7pm Daily
As a reminder you may book your Le Reve spa treatments and still make your Le Reve purchases online
We hope to see all of your wonderful faces for our Black Friday Event November 25th 10 – 7pm!
is located in the beautiful downtown area of Santa Barbara at
Call 805-564-2977 or emails us at firstname.lastname@example.org speak to a Le Reve Spa Coordinator
Happy Birthday to Karen at Le Reve Spa!
The Le Reve Team has a Birthday in the house
We would like to wish one of our own, the Karen, a very happy birthday today. Karen is provides amazing massage here at Le Reve. We are so very fortunate to work next to such an amazing women.
May your birthday celebrations be filled with love and joy to last the year and beyond!
Because it’s your day be sure to wish upon a star
and think of all of us who know how wonderful you are.
Because it’s your birthday this very special day,
be sure to celebrate in every special way
Happy Birthday Karen!
LUV -Your Le Reve Family!!!
Call 805-564-2977 to book a massage with our birthday girl!
Waterproof Sunscreen: What You Should KnowWhen it comes to Waterproof Sunscreen the skin care professionals at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique have received a steady flow of questions on why it seems so much harder to find on the shelf lately. Well, here is the skinny from our very own chemist and skin care specialist, Bridgette
Hello Le Reve Followers!
Waterproof Sunscreen – FDA ClassificationsSo on June 18th of 2012 the FDA declared that sunscreens were no longer allowed to claim that they are waterproof. There are now two classification which are permitted by the FDA. Those two classifications are ‘water resistant’ for 40 minutes or ‘water resistant’ for 80 minutes. What this means for you, the consumer, is that after applying your sunscreen you may swim or sweat for this promised period of time and be protected. The FDA’s reasoning for this is that any sunscreen application may begin to wear down over time. So no matter what we can expect that after a period of time we can expect our sun protection to no longer be effective in protecting you from the suns harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Waterproof Sunscreen – Mineral SunblockSome of you may be asking yourselves why our mineral sunblock is not considered ‘waterproof’. I am certain that a few of you have probably heard my lectures on using mineral sunblock and the benefits of the barrier sun protection versus sunscreen such as minerals being naturally hydrophobic or “water-fearing”. Mineral sun protection sits on top of the skins surface creating a barrier to environmental pollutants as well as damaging sun rays. When thrown in water true minerals will float because of their waterproof nature. Since true minerals by definition are waterproof it is true that they do not readily wash away. So why are they not deemed waterproof under the new FDA classification? The reasoning here is that while mineral sunblock does not readily wash off it can rub off in water or sweat-inducing activity. Therefore, Mineral Sunblock must be reapplied throughout the day in order to provide you the necessary protection from UVA and UVB rays.
Waterproof Sunscreen – How are some sunscreens still stating that they are water proof?Well, that is an excellent question. The short answer is that they are not. Any product (even waterproof minerals) that are applied to sit on the skin’s surface can be rubbed off and are therefore classified by the FDA as being water-resistant and not waterproof. So then it goes without saying that any sun protection promising to be waterproof does not simply function by sitting atop the skin. Most sun protectors who manage to promise being waterproof do this by incorporating a chemical sunscreen. It should be noted that chemical sunscreens are not hydrophobic or waterproof. So then why are they classified this way? Chemical sunscreens work by penetrating the skins surface to absorb damaging UV rays and expel them as heat. Since something which is absorbed into the skin cannot be readily washed off the products containing these type of chemical sunscreens sunscreens can promise to be waterproof.
Waterproof Sunscreen – So why not only use chemical sunscreens instead of sunblock since they can promise waterproof sun protection?Many chemical sunscreens contain endocrine disruptors. What this means for you is that once absorbed into the bloodstream these chemicals have the ability to disrupt your hormones and accelerate the aging process, contributing to Melanoma and Carcinoma.
Waterproof Sunscreen – Beware of nano particlesIt should be noted that some physical sunblocks can also absorb into the skins pores when the minerals which make them up are ground beyond the recommended micronized particle size. So make sure to verify that your mineral block states that it does not contain nano particles. Curious to learn more about alternative skin care options to the synthetic chemical products available, stop by Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara. I am happy to share my extensive chemistry knowledge. You may also email skin inquiries to email@example.com.
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Le Reve Organic Spa and Boutique does offer chemical-free sun protection, but we are very careful about the claims we make, and at the end of the day we would prefer you not think of any sunscreen as waterproof or water-resistant. We instead recommend that you reapply sunscreen every hour for fair, easily burned skin, and at least every two hours for darker skin tones. As a friendly reminder please always apply after emerging from the water activities or working up a sweat.